Photos courtesy Pat's Gun Shop
Colt Model 1911A1 S/N
710679 1937 Navy Contract - This is one of 2,349 pistols
produced in the 1937 Navy contract. It was in a shipment of
500 pistols shipped on March 18, 1937 to the Commanding
Officer, Springfield Armory.
Slide has a matching serial number. Left
side slide marking. Colt "VP" Verified Proof mark on
upper left flat of the trigger guard.
Right side of 710679. Grips have been replaced with a later
type and mainspring housing is also later, bearing a
Close-up of serial number 710679 on rear of slide under the
firing pin plate.
Right side of frame. The frames of the pistols in 1937
contract were marked UNITED STATES PROPERTY above the serial
number but were not roll marked with "M1911A1 U.S. ARMY"
designation. The "MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY" is
present on the right side of the slide, as on the 1924
There is no P proof on top of the
slide forward of the rear sight.